Upcoming Online and In-Person Trainings and Events

Considering running for office? Join women from across the country who are ready to show how Black women lead.  

This summer, Higher Heights has teamed up with Emily's List, Emerge America, VoteRunLead, and The Collective: PAC, our partners are hosting amazing and informative in-person and online  trainings that will provide you with the tools needed to prepare to run for elected office. 

Vote Run Lead

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All summer, VoteRunLead is hosting online events and in-person conferences and events to train women to run for office and win. They work to give women the right know-how, trainings and how-to’s to help them enter politics with a purpose. VoteRunLead’s unique campaign and leadership trainings are practical, actionable, nonpartisan and individualized.

Network NoVA presents Women’s Summit for Political Engagement

  • June 28-30, 2019
  • Virginia
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Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Rep19 & VoteRunLead present Power Through Education Summer Webinar Series: Policy Resources for Elected Officials, with Councilmember Helen Gym and Lauren Popper Ellis

2019 Professional Women in Advocacy New York Workshop

Netroots Nation

  • July 11-13, 2019
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Rep19 & VoteRunLead present Power Through Education Summer Webinar Series: Social Media for Electeds with Cheryl Contee

Rep19 & VoteRunLead present Power Through Education Summer Webinar Series: Time Management for Electeds and Candidates with Former Georgia State Representative Deborah Gonzalez

Run As You Are in Partnership with Women’s Fund of Rhode Island & Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts

  • July 27, 2019
  • Women's Center, Bristol
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Rep19 & VoteRunLead present Power Through Education Summer Webinar Series: Technology Resources at For Candidates at the Local and State Level with Genevieve Thiers

2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Atlanta Workshop

  • September 16, 2019
  • Atlanta, GA
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Emily’s List

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Higher Heights has teamed up with Emily’s List's Run to Win Training.  Run to Win trains women interested in running for office from the ground up. Built on the idea that you don’t need a Ph.D. or years of political experience to get involved, Run to Win trains women interested in running for office from the ground up. This year, we’ll be hosting online and in-person trainings for women who are thinking about running for office. These trainings will guide you through the basic nuts and bolts of planning a run for office: The questions to ask yourself, the things to start thinking about, and the steps you can take to get there. Tip: The most important thing is to be willing to learn and ask questions.

Run to Win Upcoming Dates

Emerge America 

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Higher Heights has partnered with Emerge America to promote their training bootcamp. They are offering a three-day, candidate-specific training to Democratic women across the country. Whether you are running for school board or U.S. Congress, you are encouraged to apply to this rigorous and effective program. We bring in top-notch trainers and experts ranging from labor leaders, top-tier campaign managers and elected officials to cover the ins and outs of campaigns, including: Campaign Planning and Strategy, Messaging and Media, Fundraising and Budget, Field Campaigns, Public Speaking, Endorsements.

Southern National Candidate Boot Camp 

  • Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
  • Jackson, MS
  • Apply Here

Collective PAC: Black Campaign School 

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This national training conference pairs the top political strategists and trainers with 1000 up-and-coming black candidates and elected officials running for local, state, and federal public office and prospective campaign operatives from around the nation. It is the black talent pipeline the progressive movement and democratic party have been waiting for. During the conference, The Collective will partner with organizations to present a culturally relevant training curriculum that speaks to the unique challenges of black candidates. 

Upcoming Black Campaign School dates